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Skip to comments.Al Qaeda again threatens New York, Washington and Los Angeles - Daily Terror Threat
Posted on 11/03/2003 9:17:27 AM PST by tubavilEdited on 01/26/2004 3:58:09 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
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SANAA, Yemen The Yemeni wing of al-Qaida, in a statement published yesterday on an Islamic Web site, vowed to attack the United States to avenge the 2002 killing of its leader by a CIA drone aircraft.
The statement, which could not be authenticated, said Osama bin Laden's network had over the past year prepared a "devastating and crushing blow in the United States that will happen soon" in retaliation for the death of Ali al-Harthi, who was killed by a missile the pilotless CIA aircraft fired at his car in eastern Yemen.
Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 26, 2004 | Margot Dudkevich
Hidden inside a computer screen, explosives that were to be used for a suicide bomb attack in Tel Aviv were retrieved by Israeli security forces operating along the Green Line, near the Israeli settlement of Elkana.
Acting on intelligence information received from a Palestinian terrorist captured last week in Nablus, Israeli security forces operating near Kafr A-Zawiya on Sunday retrieved the bag rigged with explosives, hidden inside a computer screen.
Ahmed Ibrahim Ashker,18, a Tanzim fugitive arrested by security forces on January 21, was to have perpetrated the attack which was planned by head of the Fatah Tanzim in the Balata refugee camp, near Nablus, Hisham Abu Hamdan, 22.
Ashker told investigators he was recruited two months ago by one of Hamdan's cell members and the day before his arrest he set out for Tel Aviv accompanied by other cell members who were to assist him in crossing into Israel.
Ashker revealed the route taken by the cell members, who after leaving Nablus traveled via the villages Azoun and Talat and reached Biddya, located near Elkana. The security fence has yet to be constructed in this part of the Green Line.
As the group prepared to leave Biddya, they spotted security forces deployed in the area and hid the bag rigged with explosives before fleeing.
Meanwhile, Hamas has offered Israel a 10-year truce if the Jewish state returns to the June 1967 lines and a Palestinian state is established with its capital in Jerusalem.
Hamas spokesman Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi told Reuters on Sunday that the organization had come to the conclusion it was "difficult to liberate all our land at this stage, so we accept a phased liberation.
"We accept a state in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. We propose a 10-year truce in return for [Israel's] withdrawal and the establishment of a state," he said from his hideout in the Gaza Strip.
Al-Rantissi added he did not expect Israel to respond favorably to the new suggestion, "when it has rejected the Palestinian Authority's offer for less land than what we are proposing".
On Monday, in the Gaza Strip, shots were fired at an Israeli vehicle traveling near the Kissufim crossing, the entrance to the Gush Katif settlement bloc.
In the West Bank in Jabel Shimali in Nablus, security forces arrested a Tanzim fugitive. South east of Jenin security forces arrested six Palestinian terror suspects.
Okay, now I have to interject something. JP, re: your mention of cloud, and Pro-bush, your mention of "Clouds Enterprise" (and Clouds Enterprise was mentioned earlier many posts back by someone).
Found that the term clouds in islam refers to one of the 4 ancient elements, which we in the West called Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. In islam, "clouds" is the term for "air".
I don't know if it means anything, or even what it could mean, but just thought I'd throw it out there.
This link has a little explanation of clouds and the quran.
Someone yesterday or the day before posted something about the word "hudna" (truce) and what it really means in the islamic world. Thought I'd check into that.
Not surprisingly there's a one-sided meaning to it. IOW, westerners try to abide by it, but moslems have another way of dealing with a truce. It's used as a time of re-grouping and re-arming, so that they can come back after the truce even stronger.
Here is a translation of the Arabic text that captioned the picture.
The captain informs a delegate ( the homeland ) of their toll from the magic mysteries just after the end of the diving operation . And from it a wrapped mystery by human hairs inside a bottle
Amateur divers reveal magic bottles in the red sea depths...
A team from the amateur divers in Jiddah governorate reached the revelation of an obscure bundles secret that happened proving a care inside closed bottles with perfection they found it a thrown at seabed throughout the northern corniche for the preservation .And the team confirmed that the ambiguity that surrounds the external form to those obscure bundles incited them to the revelation of it and the secret of its throwing...
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